Coronavirus: BBMP ropes in Sandalwood actor Ramesh as COVID-19 ambassador
First Published 21, Jul 2020, 2:28 PM
Bengaluru is the worst-hit city in the state with over 25,000 coronavirus cases and the government and BBMP are struggling to contain the spread
Bengaluru’s civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Monday roped in popular Kannada actor Ramesh Arvind as its brand ambassador to disseminate accurate information on novel coronavirus.
On Monday, BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad announced the appointment of Ramesh Arvind as the ambassador.
Ramesh has been included in the newly formed BBMP COVID-19 task force to contain the COVID-19 in the city.
“Ramesh is appointed as the BBMP ambassador to disseminate right information about COVID-19 to the masses,” commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said.
As the number of fresh COVID-19 cases and fatalities linked to the pandemic surge in Bengaluru, the capital city alone reported 1452 new cases while the same was 3648 in Karnataka on Monday.
Meanwhile, the number of active containment zones in the city comprising 198 wards rose to 8398.